Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Healthy Fats and Unhealthy Fats

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Healthy and Unhealthy Fats 
So the word fat is usually associated with unhealthy because we usually think that eating fat will make us fat simply because of the name of it. But that isn't really the case and it is a lot more complicated than that. There are two types of fats. Trans Fats and Saturated Fats are very unhealthy and can lead to heart disease and many other health problems(1). But there are two different healthy fats that I noticed after I got 2 $100 gift cards to Trader Joe's so I started shopping there. They are called Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat. I usually by the vegetable root chips at Trader Joe's which on the nutrition facts shows these two fats. Btw, the vegetable root chips at Trader Joe's are spectacular and I would totally recommend them to anyone because they taste good and are healthy. Anyway, let's look at the health benefits of Poly and Mono Unsaturated Fat. They can lower your cholesterol, they give you omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that are essential for brain function and cell growth, reduce your blood pressure and also control your blood sugar(1). Remember, not all fats are bad. 


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